NameAlan Marshal, SN 163, Service RecordBiographyDate of Birth: 12 June 1883, Warwick (Qld.)
Date of Death: 23 July 1915, Military Hospital, Imtarfa, Malta
Buried: Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta (Plot B, Row III, Grave No. 1) Europe
Alan's parents were Samuel Marshal and Agnes Johnson. Agnes was a widow at the time of Alan's enlistment in 1914 and was living at St Aubyns Redcliffe. Alan was a well-known cricketer. Alan died of illness.
Every time Saturday comes it reminds me of cricket, but I was sadly reminded of it yesterday evening, when that fine ex-Surrey county cricketer, poor Alan Marshal, the Australian, breathed his last. Being in the same part of the hospital I was told directly it happened. He was very bad when he was first brought here. He belonged to the 15th Battalion Australian Contingent, and I am told he was very popular with his comrades. He had enteric fever, ...After going through all the fighting at the Dardanelles it is hard luck to be stricken with fever....
[The Brisbane Courier 8 October 1915, page 7]Date01 January 1914 - 31 December 1920CustodianNational Archives of Australia - 01 Feb 1998 - PresentLocation of originalsOriginals held by the National Archives of Australia - NAA: B2455, MARSHAL ALANLanguageEnglishOriginal formatLink to external source : Paper files and documents
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